HC Deb 18 April 1980 vol 982 cc740-1W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the practice established in other European countries covering the avoidance of sulphur dioxide emissions due to the production of electricity from fossil fuels or any manufacturing process.

Mr. Fox

[pursuant to his reply, 3 April 1980, c. 343]: Some European countries reduce sulphur dioxide emissions from fossil fuelled power stations and other manufacturing processes either by limiting the sulphur content of the fuel and/or by limiting the emission rates of sulphur dioxide. All countries use tall chimneys as a means of dispersing sulphur dioxide and other pollutants. A number of countries in Europe also lay down ambient air quality standards for sulphur dioxide.